The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), the lead federal regulatory agency for pipeline safety and integrity, is investigating a gas leak on Hilcorp's gas system in Cook Inlet, Alaska.
During the course of the investigation, PHMSA is consulting with several federal/state agencies in Alaska and Hilcorp to evaluate the risk to public safety, the environment and marine life.
As a result of these consultations on 3 March 2017, PHMSA issued a Notice of Proposed Safety Order to Hilcorp Alaska that requires the operator to permanently repair or shut down the affected pipeline by 1 May and make improvements to improve the integrity of the line. If PHMSA receives any new information regarding this leak, it will take appropriate additional action.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldpipelines.com/regulations-and-standards/13032017/phmsa-currently-investigating-hilcorps-gas-system/